Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake is up for his clash with Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata.

It will be the first time Ake has faced his old club since being sold this summer.

He told the London Evening Standard: “I am not intimidated by anyone.

“I obviously have respect for my opponents and it will be a good battle, for sure.

“I always want to test myself against the best players, so I’m actually looking forward to it. I won’t go into it soft.

“He is a top striker and has been playing really well so far. He has got all the attributes. I need to be focused and I hope to stop him.

“Playing against Chelsea won’t give me more motivation. I have nothing against them. It is not like I will be going out there thinking, ‘I want to prove this and that’. But to win will be the ideal story and we fancy our chances.”